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Monday 15 September 2014

Jen Aniston: Women don't need men

Jennifer Aniston says women don't need men to bring up children

Jennifer Aniston has claimed women don't need men to raise a healthy and happy family.

In her new film, The Switch, the 41-year-old actress plays a woman who decides to get pregnant by using a sperm donor and defended her character's move during a press conference in LA, reported People.com.

She said: "[Family] isn't necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot - love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere; this movie is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is."

Jennifer - who has dated John Mayer and Vince Vaughn since she divorced Brad Pitt in 2005 - admitted she is still keen to have a family but has "no plans" to follow in her character's footsteps.

"I have said it years before and I still say it today," she said, when asked if she still wants to be a mum.

She added: "Women are realising it more and more knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child - times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents' days when you can't have children because you have waited too long."

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